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Protein Consumption in Diabetic Population

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Dr P Janaki Srinath, Hyderabad    01 February 2018

  1. consumption within the recommended calorie intake is paramount.
  2. Recommendations for protein intake are based on individual assessment and the consideration of other health issues and implications, such as the extent of glycemic control, the presence of kidney disease, overweight, obesity and the age of the patient.
  3. Optimal protein intake as 20-30% of total energy can be beneficial for improving glycemic control aiding in satiety and preservation of lean body mass during weight loss in patients with diabetes and prediabetes.
  4. Healthcare providers should discuss the role of protein with patients, discuss ideal protein choices, food forms and portion sizes.

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